The Democrats in control of the New Mexico state government and their toadies in the Department of public health are encouraging people to snitch (tattle) on people and businesses allegedly not complying with the governor's health orders.
This reeks of Nazi Germany.
According to the Albuquerque Journal:
The secret’s out.
New Mexicans have turned on their fellow Land of Enchantment residents in recent weeks, reporting those not wearing masks or physically distancing far enough, holding mass get-togethers or selling things on the sly. Thousands have reported businesses and individuals for violating New Mexico public health orders during the pandemic to the Department of Public Safety.
The state government website has a portal where people can easily report noncompliance with the orders. A state senator was among those outed for making a report.
And now, there’s an effort by some, including a political blog and an Albuquerque radio host, to unmask these tattletales.
This kind of thing is very familiar to those who are students of World War II history. In case you aren't one of them, here's what happened in Nazi Germany.
From The Holocaust Explained:
In Nazi Germany, some citizens passed on information about their neighbours, family, and friends to the Gestapo. This was called informing. Nazi propaganda presented the Gestapo as an omnipresent all-seeing, all-knowing group, but in reality there was just one secret police officer for approximately every 10,000 citizens of Nazi Germany. The Gestapo were therefore reliant on a network of thousands of informants.
The information passed on by informants typically accused someone of breaking the law or of being a criminal in some way. The information provided was not always based on fact and could often be rumour or suspicion. For example, if someone had stereotypical Jewish features they might be informed on to be a potential Jew, and would therefore have to prove that they were not a Jew to the Gestapo or face torture and imprisonment. Informants reported on a number of different undesirable activities, such as anti-Nazi sentiment, communist activity, Jews in hiding, people suspected to be Jews, and much more.These are the kinds of people who would have turned in Anne Frank.
To read more about what's going on in New Mexico, go here.